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Viola 'Heartthrob' (Violet)

Violet 'Heartthrob', Hardy Violet 'Heartthrob'


Viola 'Heartthrob' is a low-growing perennial noted for its incredibly showy foliage of heart-shaped leaves adorned with deep burgundy centers that contrast with the bright green leaf edges. Classic lavender-violet flowers appear before the leaves in mid spring, but get covered up later by the magnificent foliage. A wonderful foliage plant for containers, the front of the border, or as a ground cover.

  • Easily growing up to 8 in. tall (20 cm) and 12 in. wide (30 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, it is best grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils. Add mulch to keep the soil cool and moist.
  • This plant is highly versatile and can be used in beds, borders, edging, cottage gardens, rock gardens, woodland gardens, containers or as a ground cover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. This plant is deer resistant.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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* The above pictures are courtesy of Terra Nova® Nurseries, Inc. (www.terranovanurseries.com)

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Viola - Violets
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 6" – 8" (15cm – 20cm)
Spread 10" – 1' (25cm – 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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